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Benefits of Tibicos Mushroom or Water Kefir With Recipe

Updated on July 9, 2017
My tibicos mushroom
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Tibicos? When I was first introduced to this “strange” spongy transparent gelatin-like substance, I was quite confused over the many names that I came across after searching the Internet.

The more I searched, the more confused I became. Finally, I decided to stick to my favorite website, Wikipedia, which has two separate articles on this substance. One is tibicos and the other is kefir. From there I tried to form some sort of a logical conclusion.

Asians tend to refer this substance as tibicos, more specifically as tibicos mushroom. Please bear in mind that it is definitely not the typical mushroom. Tibicos is believed to have originated from Tibet.

Most people from the west call it kefir, and attribute its source from the Caucasian mountains, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.

Both tibicos and kefir are considered a probiotic drink containing a complex structure of good bacteria and yeast in a matrix of proteins, lipids and sugars.

Probiotics refers to the healthy bacteria which feeds on the “bad” unhealthy bacteria in our stomach and intestines.

By whatever name we may call it, I believe that they are similar, or at least from the same “family.“

So let us get the name right. And it has so many names across the globe.

Here are just a few names for this “mysterious and miraculous” substance: Tibicos, tibicos mushroom, tibicos life grains, tibis, kefir, milk kefir, water kefir, kefir grains, kefir life grains, sugar kefir grains, kefir yogurt, kefir fungus, Japanese water crystals, California bees, beer seeds, ginger bees, Tibetan mushroom, and Chinese snow lotus or xuelian, or xue lian flowers (Xue Lian Hua ~ 雪莲花).

The photo showing the tibicos mushroom on the top right corner was taken by me. You would notice the brown color instead of the whitish color as shown in some other sites. This is due to the concentrated brown sugar used for my “special” recipe that you will find at the end of this article.

Kefir comes in two “different” types: milk kefir and water kefir. The former is by using milk. And the latter, water. Some people consider these two as different types of kefir. I think they are similar, but I stand to be corrected.

Whatever they are, we are more concerned with the efficacy of this substance, which I choose to call Tibicos mushroom. It looks like little cauliflower florets but in transparent jelly-like form.

It feeds on milk or sugar solution to form a culture of bacteria and yeast. The end-product of this mixture is the tibicos mushroom drink, be it in water-base or milk-base. The alternative names are water kefir and milk kefir. In this article, it is this drink in water-base form that we will focus on. Some call it a “live-cultured” drink.

All the Benefits and Cures

Tibicos mushrooms contain healthy minerals and vitamins, plus all the good bacteria. They contain phosphorous, magnesium and calcium, the vitamins B, C and K, plus amino acids.

In short, tibicos mushroom is a powerful health drink that gives vitality to the body as well as cures many ailments. It is touted to be the best antioxidant-probiotic drink ever available!

The kind person who introduced me to tibicos mushroom was suffering for months of joint pain around the knees and ankles. The pain was so intense that he walked with a limp.

After taking the tibicos mushroom drink the intense pain eased so much that he was able to walk properly. His bowel control also improved. His numerous trips to urinate during the night were also drastically reduced. This is perhaps the best proof of the potency of tibicos mushroom drink. It is this positive improvement in this person's health in such a short period that convinced me of the potency and effectiveness of tibicos mushroom.

It took me many weeks of research on the Internet for more information plus more weeks preparing my first tibicos mushroom drink and more weeks to complete the whole course of consuming the cultured drink, and monitoring its effects on me. Now I am ready to share this fantastic and effective drink.

As for me, my immediate positive body reponse after drinking tibicos drink was my greatly improved bowel control.

Below is a list of the benefits and cures of tibicos mushroom:

(Certainly not exhaustive!)

  • Cures migraine and headache
  • Cures insomnia and dizziness
  • Prevents heart-related problems
  • Controls cholesterol level
  • Destroys gallstones
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Prevent metastasis
  • Strengthens bronchial tubes and the lungs
  • Cures asthma, reduces phlegm and stops cough
  • Regulates body weight
  • Cures herpes
  • Cures eye cataracts
  • Heals inflammation
  • Strengthens the digestive system
  • Strengthens bladder control
  • Strengthens bowel control
  • Eliminates toxins in the digestive system
  • Cures arthritis and joint pain
  • Maintains healthy condition of all the vital organs
  • Cures diarrhea
  • Lowers sugar level
  • Maintains healthy conditions of arteries and veins.
  • Improves focus and mental alertness
  • Cures seizures
  • Prevents rapid aging
  • And of course, prevents cancer

My Special Drink Recipe

What is so special about my “special” recipe for tibicos mushroom drink? The advantage of this special recipe is that it saves you a lot of time in preparation.

The usual recipes require you to prepare it everyday.

My special recipe is for making a tibicos mushroom concentrate. You then take a tablespoon of the concentrate once first thing in the morning and once at night before going to sleep.

This special recipe will last you more than 20 days. This is many many times more convenient than preparing it everyday!

Below is my special recipe, and it is very simple as well:

Ingredients:

  • 1 liter of pure water, or filtered water
  • 250 grams of tibicos mushroom
  • 250 grams of brown sugar or jaggery powder (choose the darker colored variety)

Never use metal utensils or metal containers. Use only plastic or glass utensils and containers.

Methods:

  • Put the 250 gm of brown sugar into a 2-liter plastic or glass container.
  • Pour in the 1 liter of water.
  • Stir until the brown sugar dissolves in the water.
  • Put in the 250 gm of tibicos mushroom.
  • Gently stir the mixture.
  • Cover the container with a perforated cloth. (The tibicos mushroom needs air.)
  • Place the container in a cool place for 3 days. (If scum-like substance forms on the surface, gently scoop it out and discard together with the grains that are stuck on it.)
  • After the third day, pour the mixture through a plastic sieve into another plastic or glass container.
  • You will have about 800ml (3 cups) of the tibicos mushroom concentrate.
  • Keep this concentrate in the fridge at all times.
  • By now the tibicos mushroom would have increased to about 650gm!
  • Keep the tibicos mushroom in the fridge for another round of concentrate.

What If It Does Not Activate?

If the mixture shows no sign of bubbles coming out after a few hours, try adding 4 slices of ginger to it. Failing that, sprinkle a wee bit of sodium bicarbonate (or baking powder) onto the mixture.

Normally this would do the trick. If there is still no response, add more sodium bicarbonate and stir a bit. Repeat this a few times if there is no sign of activity.

In the event there is still no activity in the mixture after one day, try this last resort: discard the liquid, wash the tibicos mushroom, and start all over with new ginger slices and the sodium bicarbonate.

So far this last resort has not failed me. Once in a while, remember to give the container a slight shake or just lightly stir the mixture with a wooden or plastic spoon, to agitate and activate the tibicos mushroom.

For some unknown reasons, nowadays my tibicos refuse to come alive. I have to resort to the above actions.

Directions for Consumption:

  • Each morning upon waking up take a tablespoon of the concentrate on an empty stomach.
  • Follow this by drinking at least a glass of plain water. You must remember to drink this glass of water immediately, because you have taken the tibicos culture in a concentrated form.
  • At night before going to bed, do likewise as in the morning.
  • Follow this instruction for the whole duration until the concentrate is finished.
  • This would take you about 25 days.
  • Then take a rest for about a week, and start the process again.

The tibicos concentrate taste like wine. I am not a wine drinker, but I think it tastes like wine to me.

So if you are a wine connoisseur, you may specially like this concentrate. But always remember to drink plenty of water immediately after taking the concentrate.

Fermentation After 2nd Day

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Close-Up View

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After Sieving (800ml)

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Another View (800ml)

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Where to Get Tibicos Mushroom

If you have been reading my other articles on wellness, you would have noticed 3 salient principles in the information I shared with you. They are:

  1. Simple and easy.
  2. 100% natural and safe.
  3. It's free or not costly.

Please remember to pass this good news to all your friends and relatives. Share your excess tibicos mushroom with them. This will make them happy. And you will be happy too! And so will I!!!

It is the usual practice that tibicos mushroom should be shared with others free of charge. It is with this moral responsibility and obligation in mind that I am also following this practice of free-sharing.

If you are within my area in Malaysia, I may be able to supply you the tibicos mushroom for free, with only one condition. Please give the excess tibicos for free to those who need it. In this way, together we can make this world a better place.

[An update (2 Nov 2013): After more than 2 1/2 years since this article was published, I have given to many readers around my location. Lately my tibicos died on me, and I didn't bother to search for replenishment. I shall give myself a rest on this tibicos, until such time a kind reader near my location may want to contact me to offer the tibicos for free.]

For those outside my location please do not request from me as it is not possible for me to send by post or by freight.

Some readers here may also have ample supply of the tibicos mushroom, and may be generous enough to share with others within their areas. Please make known in the “comments” section for the benefits of all humankind.

For those interested to obtain free supplies within your area, please go through the comments section below and I am sure in time to come, there will be others nearby who are happy to share for free.

By the way, from my experience, the tibicos mushroom becomes inactive (dead?) after being kept for more than a month. So to preserve your stock, please use them before one month.

A reader commented that tibicos mushroom can be frozen.

Kefir Drink Videos

Below are is a video on how to prepare the water kefir drink. Please note that this is the kefir drink, and not like my tibicos mushroom concentrate.

You need to prepare this drink everyday and drink the whole glass of the prepared solution while you only need to take a tablespoon of my concentrated form followed by a glass of water.

The video is to give you an idea of how to prepare the kefir or tibicos mushroom drink. Hope you enjoy watching.

Ani Phyo's Raw Food Essentials: Water Kefir Drink

Disclaimer

The information provided in this article is sourced from the Internet, from friends and contacts, and from personal experience.

As I cautioned in my article, not every remedy will work on everyone. So is conventional medical treatment. It very much depends on the constituents of the person and the conditions peculiar to that person.

Whatever the reasons, this article does not claim the information provided is totally accurate and reliable and will cure everyone. The purpose of this article is merely to inform visitors that there are alternative cures for all ailments.

You are therefore advised to consult your registered medical physicians as a matter of due diligence.

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      Rose Adlaon 3 months ago

      Very commendable tibicos mushroom for life! I received a tablespoon from a kind friend and with me is more than kilos already in weeks with more harvest to more friends benefited as I offered to them for free!

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      Maria Carmen Sazon 3 months ago

      Is tibicos can cure ulcer?

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      Bing Ju Te 5 months ago

      Thank you so much for publishing your articles about tibicos mushroom. My friend shared me tibicos mushroom. It really helps a lot to ease my body pain especially when I am tired. I am happy sharing this water Kefir to some of my friends especially to my nieghbors. I shared tibicos to one of my friend then she also shared to others. One day she called me that an old man who drink tibicos that she shared was healed from suffering a joint pains. He could no longer walk. The family spend a lot of money for this old man. when he drinbk tibicos mushroom, he can walk now. Thank you Father in heaven for this water kefir.

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      Shellye Pendleton 9 months ago

      I was first given tibicos mushrooms in 1995. I almost went to jail. At that time they were known as "negro ongos". We had to get special permission to have them in the states. They were brought here from some where in mexico. At that time i was at my worst with the battle against cancer. I was on 4 different insulins. Having hivh blood pressure with alot of uncontrolled siezures. I truely believed i was going to die the day a friend brought them and had my sister and a friend of mine hold me up so i could drink the juice.

      Its now 2017 and i am still alive. I take next to no insulin. Have minumal siezires. And won that battle with cancer. Now here we go again with another round if i can find them.

      Any body in the Phoenix Arizona area that knows how or where to get tbem please let me know.

      Thank you.

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      Justin Choo 9 months ago from Malaysia

      Hi Irene,

      Sorry, as I wrote, all my tbs died out.

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      Irene Seto 9 months ago

      Hi Mr Justin,

      I would like have some tibicos mushroom, is still available?

      I from Cheras KL. thanks.

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      James 11 months ago

      Is it safe to drink the tibicos water even if its not fermented for a week?

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      tonix PH 12 months ago

      tnx for sharing

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      Jackie 13 months ago

      I need mushrooms in my area Austin Texas. Please let me know here

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      Jackie 13 months ago

      I had the mushroom water for 3 weeks and my sugar level went down, I lost 16lbs. I am so addicted to the mushrooms that I can't stop drinking the water. Awesome mushroom. Glad it handle the diabetes.

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      Fusun Derin 16 months ago

      I live in Turkey and would like get more information about tibicos and I wonder if I can find it in Istanbul. Is it possible to have it via post from you.

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      nahmoke 17 months ago

      Excellent article. Very informative and full of positive, healing energy.

      I was introduced to tibicos by a dear family friend four months ago. At 84 she has many ailments. I had been busy sorting things out after my mother's passing, and had not seen the family friend for a while. One day she called and said she had something to share with me. She knows that I am always researching alternative approaches to cultivating a healthier mind, spirit, and body. When I stopped for a visit I was immediately taken by the significant shift in her radiance and overall healthier body. Her energy and enthusiasm were contagious. She was walking straighter, without her cane and had good balance. Her skin had a healthy glow. Her arthritic fingers were not inflamed and she demonstrated the ease of movement and flexibility of their joints. I immediately mentioned how well and happy she looked.

      She sat me down, poured a cool 4 ounces of tibicos water and began telling me about the "Chinese Mushrooms" and the many benefits she was experiencing. She explained that her batch was brought to her in Puerto Rico from the Dominican Republic; that they were part of a world movement to share them for their healing properties and part if a world effort. According to her, the strain of her tibicos could be connected back to Mother Theresa. I was moved by her connection to the tibicos on so many levels. I was IN, and drank the kefir water. The lovev with which she shared her "babies" with me was healing in itself. I offered to do more research on the tibicos and share with her.

      My research brought me to your page. I have read much and still use your information as my base. I copied the benefits listed and translated to Spanish, along with the method of preparation( for concentrated and daily). My friend and I disseminate this information as we share the growing tibicos.

      Since that introduction to tibicos i began to prepare the kefir water on a daily basis. It is a ritual that I enjoy. I prepare enough water to share with those that cannot because of physical or economic challenges. Like the old milkman, I am the tibicos water man...delivering 8 ounces to various neighbor here in the mountains of Puerto Rico.

      I have introduced them to friends and neighbors in NYC. I found that freezing the tibicos works...just give them time to reactivate. Follow the recommendation here. Also, they can be refrigerated for a stasis period.

      From the many testimonials I hear, I find that the benefits var from person to person. I say that they adjust to the specific needs of the individual. Like anything, your faith and belief factors become part of the personal integral formula. For me, I feel an exhuberant, positive energy, a keen clarity of mind, amazing deep, rested sleep, great digestive tract function (from beginning to end), only once in the night urinary situation (I can get back to sleep sooner as well), better joint function (retired dancer and keenly aware of muscle/joint health), weigh loss/regulation, supple muscles (motivated to construct a morning conditioning program for younger folk over 60...I'm 62), etc. The preparation and sharing rituals make me feel a great connection to the Universe...and, that's the BETTER me. As a Life Coach, it's where I want to help my clients get to. I guess I am also doing Tibicos coaching!!!

      I do have tibicos to share (in Puerto Rico and NYC as I live in both places) if it can be easily arranged. It's always easier to pass over personally. I have never mailed them, but nothing is impossible.

      Healthy tibicos water drinking. Peace

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      Justin Choo 19 months ago from Malaysia

      Hi Pinlan,

      I wrote an update at the end of this article that my tibicos had died. Sorry no more left to share.

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      Pinlan 19 months ago

      Hi good guy,

      I m from ipoh, is it possible to have some kefir from you?

      My email:

      bluesea25@gmail.com

      Much appreciated if i can have it. Tq

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      Antonio 23 months ago

      I Live In Miami Beach, Any Body To Share Some Tibicos, Very Wellcome. My Email: delatorre157@hotmail.com

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      Jin Yu 23 months ago

      Hi I'm from Tunisia how can i get tibicos mushrooms?my grandpa is sick and suffering from cancer..

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      Dee 2 years ago

      Hi there. I would like to get my hands on some of the water kefir grains. I am in PJ.

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      Robert Morgan 2 years ago from Hutchinson Island, FL - Myrtle Beach, SC - Scottsdale AZ

      Excellent article. I love water Keifer, but I hate having to constantly make it. I will be trying your twenty-day program. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. Blessings, Bobby

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      Manjeet 2 years ago

      Hi. I am trying to get Kafir grains in Malaysia. I live in Subang Jaya can anyone tell where I can get hold of these grain. I really appreciate your assistance.

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      Jenny Hew 2 years ago

      Hi,

      I am looking for tibicos to adopt or buy. I am living in Sabah.

      My email: jennykac@gmail.com

      Thank you.

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      shandy 2 years ago

      if your from the philippines search on fb we have water kefir club tibicos for free.. feel free to join

      email me

      jocon09206343484@yahoo.com

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      Eileen 2 years ago

      Anyone willing to share/sell tibicos to me? I'm from Kota Kinabalu my email is eileentinun@gmail .com

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      Justin Choo 2 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi hans christian,

      No way taking tbs will make you fat.

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      hans christian 2 years ago

      i want to become fat. may i use this?

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      hans christian alcaraz 2 years ago

      my parents are using tibicos,so my fat brother want to take it to but he said that,he will become more fat. is it true?

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      Maritza 2 years ago

      Add Your Comment..Hi my name is Maritza and I have tibicos to share if somebody want some I am in the Philadelphia area my email is montenegro7@juno.com

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      Maggie 2 years ago

      Hi! My name is Maggie. I live in the Chicago area and was wondering if anyone could share Tibicos with me. madamelibrarian1234@gmail.com

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      Gie 2 years ago

      hi Theresa, just give me your number and i will txt you when my tibicus got its extra

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      Ramon lopez 2 years ago

      Hi my name is Ramon i am located in passaic nj usa anyone in this area interested in tibicos i have some to share my e mail is Ramonlpz96@gmail.com

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      Theresa 2 years ago

      Where in Manila Philippines can I get this?

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      Neal 3 years ago

      Thanks for this!

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      Opal 3 years ago

      Can someone please send me some of the Tibico grains please. email me at

      tina6_1975@yahoo.com. Thank you. I am living in Vancouver, Washington.

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      Angel159 3 years ago

      Hello tarra!

      Where in texas are you located! I am located in laredo texas and want to get some tibicos for my mom.

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      tarra 3 years ago

      I am in tx and I have tibicos to share!

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      3 years ago

      IM DORIS Where can i buy these tibicos mushroom? i'm from the Philippines..Thank you.

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      lizzy 3 years ago

      Hi good guy & others

      I live in California & I searching for this tibicos mushroom. Does anyone know where I can find this? I have a sick brother & want to help him. Pls email any info @ liztorres96@yahoo.com.

      Thank you... god bless

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      Justin Choo 3 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Letchu,

      I am sorry, mine had died long ago, and I did not search for it.

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      Letchu 3 years ago

      Hi Good guy,

      Can you please show me how to get this tibicos mushroom. I am from BM, Penang. My email address is letchu316@gmail.com

      Thanks.

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      philip 3 years ago

      I live in Manila Philippines. and Bacoor city Cavite.My brother in law shared some tibicos mushroom with me. his wife and sister in law have reduced arthritis and joint pain. blood sugar also was reduced. my blood sugar was also reduced.very good sleeping drink. I have some mushroom to share.felipeelemento@ymail.com.ph

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      ck 3 years ago

      Hi,

      I live in Singapore,would like to have the grain,anyone can kindly share it with me.Thanks

      My email is gohck@ymail.com

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      Christine 3 years ago

      My name is Christine I am Auburn, Al. Would someone please like to share their Tibi wi me? thank you. Tina6_1975@yahoo.com

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      Justin Choo 3 years ago from Malaysia

      Good afternoon Michelle,

      Please read your email. I have given you the contact.

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      Michelle Lim 3 years ago

      Hi Good Guy,

      Just got to know the wonderful benefits of drinking Kefir Drink.It's interesting and was wondering how to get the Kefir Grains and try making the drink myself. (If the taste is good, might shared with all my family & friends. I staying in SS 2 or Taman Megah (SS25), Petaling Jaya, anyone can share their kefir grains, would be very much appreciated and thanking you in advance. My email : michellelim2202@gmail.com

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      Luz B.Opena 3 years ago

      where to buy tibicos in the philippines? is this available in thManila, Philippines

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      Gemini22 3 years ago

      Hi GoodGuy and others,

      I live in Southern California and have had two knee surgeries so suffering from chronic knee pain as well as being a type 2 diabetic. However, I'm in decent shape and workout 4-5 days a week. I would really like to try your concentrated method if someone is willing to share their Tibicos mushrooms with me. My email is gemini2202@ymail.com. I would in turn post my results as well as share this mystical mushroom with whomever I can.

      Thanks.

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      Andy BKK 3 years ago

      Wonder y u take this rest?

      I think this tibi did clear your age spot on your hands not the pineapple

      as I have learned from many websites.

      4 me after only 1 month taking tibi my more-than-10-year skyrocketed cholesterol & triglyceride are now incredibly in normal range.

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      Justin Choo 3 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Jolene,

      Thank you for the offer. It is very kind of you. For the moment I think I will just take a rest.

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      Jolene Miller 3 years ago

      I purchased 3 cups of grains yesterday and am drying the third cup after using the first 2 in culture jars. I have heard they can be dried and rehydrated but it may take a few batches to get them up to par. I would be willing to send you dried grains to try.

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      heidi 3 years ago

      I have tibicos mushrooms for free in the Atlanta Georgia area. Heidi.Ruiz@gmail.com

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      Justin Choo 3 years ago from Malaysia

      Good evening Hans,

      I am not in KL. By the way and sorry, after many years my tibicos died on me. I don't have them anymore. Still can't get the stock for myself yet.

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      Hans A 3 years ago

      Hi Mr. Good Guy

      im from USJ 6/2n near taipan.. Can you spare me water kefir? here is my email address: hanz_trigun@yahoo.com

      im happy to meet up and get the tibicos mushroom..

      Thank you so much in advance.

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      StephanieR 3 years ago

      My direct email is srangel909@yahoo.com

      Located in chino ca

      Please help for my mom with bad arthritis

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      StephanieR 3 years ago

      Hello everyone I am in need of tibicos mushrooms for my mom who is suffering of a serious arthritis I'm in chino California any help would be greatly appreciated God bless

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      stella 3 years ago

      Hi, I'm from Kuantan, Malaysia. Is there anyone who can share their water kefir grains? I'm willing to pay for postage fee. My email : Kevin_teoh2009@yahoo. com

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      saulco 3 years ago

      hello my mom has a bad case of arthritis and they gave her a jar of tibicos but now shes ran out and ive been looking for more and i cant find any we live in orlando fl and i would really appreciate some help thank you

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      yogi2069 3 years ago

      Hi Good Guy,

      Thank You so much for the information you have shared with us all. I was given these Tibicos last year in October by a sister who's husband had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, & had been given these Tibicos to cultivate. I witnessed what the drink has done for my brother-in-law, so i started drinking a cup first thing in the morning and before bedtime. I can see the difference it has made with my skin and hair and financially a benefit to my wallet. I could say i am about 80% with grey hair & would have to visit my beautician every 2-3 weeks to have a touch-up of my hair color. I haven't made an appointment since December 27th & still don't need to make one, a savings of $200 a month, drinking the water drained from the Tibicos, is helping my grey hairs disappear. My husband Thanks God for the blessing of the Tibicos, but refuses to drink it. I on the other hand have shared my blessings here in central California with other family members & friends. Thank you all for sharing your experience with these little BLESSINGS as my husband calls them. yogi2069@gmail.com

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      realityfouru 3 years ago

      I live in so California and have some to share, contact me at realityfouru@gmail.com for pick up only.

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      Mohana 3 years ago

      Any one from Michigan who has it tibicos to share, I would love some.willing to pay.

      Pl reply monabn@msn.com

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      Justin Choo 3 years ago from Malaysia

      Good afternoon guillermo sanz ,

      I am sorry not possible to send all the way to you.

      You need to source it from nearby your area.

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      guillermo sanz 3 years ago

      Hi Good Guy,

      I am from Lugano, Switzerland, can I have some tibicos mushroom?

      My email add is sanz.guillermo@gmail.com

      Thanks.

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      Justin Choo 3 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Gini,

      You need to source it from nearby your area.

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      Gini 3 years ago

      Hi Good Guy,

      I am from Johor, can I have some tibicos mushroom?

      My email add is lhevelyn83@gmail.com

      Thanks.

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Good evening Ranie,

      As far as I know, they are not for sale, always passed on from one to the other free of charge.

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      Ranie 4 years ago

      Sir,

      We had this Tibicos 4 years or more ago. It is then that i realized about the health benefits that it was giving us. I have just read your article today. My mother forgot who was her friend gave her. Is this available in market or groceries?

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Cathy/jeffrey,

      I am sorry I don't know the answer.

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      cathy 4 years ago

      Is this safe for a g66

      pd deficient?

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      JESON 4 years ago

      HELLO GOOD GUY...I'd tried it 5 years ago,and i,d lost it after months of using it. It's truly good for health.Now,I feel that I have to take it again to improve my health.But all my friends had lost theirs.

      Can you please help me to have it again?

      I live in the Northern part of Mindanao,in Philippines.

      thank you.

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      Venus_sarcilla 4 years ago

      hello po..Before i have read your article about tibicos, i am already cultivating my own tibicos mushroom at home, but my knowledge about growing and culturing it was not much, thank you, because now i learned a lot about my tibicos. now i know that i could also put some fruit flavor to it. thanks, i will really drink it as soon as i delivered my second baby.

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      april 4 years ago

      thank you..

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      I don't know. Never tried.

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      april 4 years ago

      Sir, how long would stay if not in the fridge?

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi April,

      In our hot climate I think it is better that you keep it in the fridge.

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      april 4 years ago

      hi Good Guy..im April from philippines, i have tibicos mushroom..i just want to ask if its ok not to fridge the fermented juice?

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Annlen,

      I am sorry I can't send to you. I think it is not feasible because tbs are life cultures and will die by the time you receive them.

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      annlen 4 years ago

      Hi Good Guy. Is it possible for me to have some tibicos grains from you? I'm from Kuching Sarawak. I don't mind to pay for postage. My email is - annlenho@gmail.com

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Vikmah,

      I am sorry I am not in the same location. Please go through the comments maybe you can find someone there.

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      Vikmah Yahya 4 years ago

      Hi good guy. Im from Luyang, Taman Sentosa, Kota Kinabalu. Can you spare me some kefir - tibiscus. My mum is ill and has stomach indigestion problems. I would be very grateful if you could spare me some my email is vikmahyahya@yahoo.com

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      thess_adarlo@yahoo.com 4 years ago

      how will i get oe where will i get the tibicos here in the philippines?

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      dennis 4 years ago

      What will i do to multiply my tibicos?

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      Edward 4 years ago

      Hello, I'm from Singapore, Jurong area. Where can I get the great stuff?

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      Eduard 4 years ago

      Great post for a great thing. I got some cultures from a family friend, and have even given some away. I have a few tips for what I've learned about this great fermented beverage. I've noticed that depending on the sugar used and the ambient temperature, the mixtures will be either sweeter or more tart and vinegar like. If the temperatures change the consistency will change. Hotter weather for me in the desert area results in slightly more bitter taste. The beverages that fermented additionally after being removed from the first stage, tend to start producing their own cultures. These may be smaller versions of kefir or other pro-biotic that are growing within the drink itself. If something is off that you are not used to then you should make sure that your batch hasn't become contaminated with outside stuff like insects or other stuff. There is a lot of great information on the web for everyone that wants to learn more about these amazing little grains. Just put a little time aside and do some searches and you will find everything you need to know.

      Final note, I have also noticed that on occasion this drink may have a different effect on people, it happened to me and my father which on occasion got dizziness or insomnia. I'd guess that it has to do with your body adapting to something it hasn't had before, or maybe it was TOO much for it. If you are new to this, try taking it in smaller amounts and gradually incrementing it and see how your body reacts.

      Sources: Internet, friends and experience.

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      mallky 4 years ago

      I live in Miami, have given several people tibias. I believe it has helped with my migraines. My tibias keep growing every day, when I have too many I put them in my plants. I make my drink every day, have a glass first thing in the morning and one at night. I keep the one for night in the fridge, while i have prepared for next day. Never thrown any away, except excess. Good luck. if you need any in miami let me know. sarayaker@netscape.net

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Ferdinand ,

      I think every thing has expiry date. If you are serious in trying this tibicos, then there is no problem with expiry date because you would have finished it in less than a month. Please keep it in the fridge.

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      Jenny 4 years ago

      Hi Good Guy,

      I am from Sabah, Inanam. Do you know of anyone who is willing to give away some tibicon in this area ?

      My email address is jennykac@yahoo.com.sg

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      wence Ferrera 4 years ago

      thanks be to God, To God be the Glory.

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Illana,

      After draining the liquid, I just keep the grains in a plastic bag, without washing them. Should be kept air-tight.

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      Illana 4 years ago

      Could you please let me know if when you keep the tibicon in the refrigerator for while, do you keep them dry and uncovered in a jar, or do they have to be kept in water? Thank you.

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      ambo 4 years ago

      Every time when my sinusitis attacks I drink Tibicos then immediately I have relief... this really works..

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      Danisa 4 years ago

      My email is danisa_acn@yahoo.com. I forgot to post it above.

      Please let me know if anyone wants to share Tibicos in San Diego, Ca.

      THank you!

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      Danisa 4 years ago

      Hello and God bless Good Guy for sharing.

      I live in San Diego, CA. I would really like some Tibicos. Would you please let me know if someone out here has some?

      Thank you!

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      Chikitaiguina 4 years ago

      I live in Orlando and want to start with the mushroom, I have TN is a face nerve condition, very painfull, the Rx bring me a lot of side effects. Please if somebody in my area have one let me know brigaci@hotmail.com. Thanks

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      Marilyn De Leon 4 years ago

      Hi guys,

      Our friend gave us tibicos mushroom for free, I was not inform that tibicos must not touch to a any metals and I used metal strain to filter the mushroom and we drink the water from tibicos..Is it safe for us to drink it? Our container are all plastic just the strainer and the spoon that we use to mix sugar.

      For now we have some to give away for free also...anyone whose interested can have it. I live in Calamba, Laguna Philippines. You can contact us in our office at Mapecon Phils Inc. Laguna branch.

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      bntiam2 4 years ago

      Hi Good Guy , any good guys having this Tibicos in JB area ? Still waiting patiently to try out this good stuff . Thanks

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Olivia Lim,

      Please provide email.

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      Olivia Lim 4 years ago

      Dear Sir,

      I need some supply of Tibicos,.. i m living in Puchong, Malaysia.. Anyone can spare me some to start of.

      Thank you

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      Lasker 4 years ago

      Hi Good Guy,

      I was referred to you by Sean Chan and he said he gotten milk kefir from you. I was asking him for milk kefir and he said it is easier to get it from you because you are in Penang.

      If you have any extra milk kefir, please email me at Lasker@PenangPenang.com. I am more than happy to meet up anywhere you want to have a small sample of it :)

      Thanks a lot in advance!

      Lasker

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi bntiam2,

      Hope some readers may help you in due course.

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      bntiam2 4 years ago

      Hi Good Guy , i read this article with interest and I live in JB ,Johore . Where can I get some of this tibicos mushroom here ? I would like to try it . My contact is bntiam2@gmail.com

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Jaden,

      Everything has a limit. Too much of anything is not good. Be moderate.

      Loose weight? This will be good news for the ladies!

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      Jaden of Philippines 4 years ago

      Hi, Good Guy!

      Is there an overdosage in drinking this tibicos mushroom? For three weeks now, I've been giving him 3 glasses of water every morning and evening and he is now losing his weight. How about those slim like me? I hope I won't lose weight the more.